HDD Showing Used Space after partition/format
Posted on 2004-03-27
Hi, I have a 80GB hard drive that runs fine, I have tested it and it gives no errors, I even checked it with Partition Magic and windows 2000 and xp, I have deleted the parition and created it again using partition magic 8 and even in windows tryint to solve my problem, but nothing seems to work.
The problem is after I create the partition and format the drive NTFS I have tried also changing cluster sizes, but nothing is helping, anyway after the format it says there is around 65MB of used space on the drive and it says its allocated to system files. I thought at first maybe my OS (windows 2000) was doin it, so I wiped the 40GB Drive C: and also the 80GB deleted partitions on both drives and started fresh, I have the same result in drive d: still saying 65MB used space even when using the partition magic from boot disks in dos mode. Anyone experience or know how to solve this problem? I cannot figure it out and its annoying me since I want the drive for just storage and I am wanting the full capacity. Thnx!